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Handling Hoodies With Unique Printed Locations

One way to stand out from your competitors is to offer a process that they don’t, particularly with regard to printing placements. This will not only create a specific demand that can land you clients who appreciate higher levels of creativity and artwork, but it also can develop strong customer relationships that are built on a “can-do” mentality. 

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Flock Printing: A Closer Look

Decorating garments with flock is a technique that has been practiced for decades and could be considered the first real “special effect” for garment decoration. 

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Proper Ink-Disposal Methods

People often ask me whether waste inks can be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the sink.  The short answer is “No” to both disposal options. 

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Printing Basics: Reflective Inks

Following is a brief explanation of the methods, and reasons behind them, when it comes to reflective-ink printing. 

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Screen Exposure in a New Light, Part 2 of 2

The biggest advantage of LED screen exposure equipment is its speed. Imagine exposing a screen in 20 seconds as opposed to 20 minutes. 

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Take a Number

There are multiple ways to apply numbering to team uniforms, including sewn-on appliqué, heat transfer and CAD-CUT numbers, die cuts, direct screen printing and more. 

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Controlling Variables, Part 5

In the last article of this series on controlling the variables of the textile screen printing process, I will review the factors surrounding flashing and curing procedures.
 

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Alternatives to PVC Plastisol Inks

Many screen printers frequently ask whether textile inks will ever become PVC-free. That question usually is quickly followed by, “What are the alternatives to PVC plastisol?”
 

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Top Tips to Improve T-Shirt Print Quality

One of the reasons I like working in this industry is that it has a great mixture of art and science. There is a craftsmanship feel to it that is palatable on the production floor.
 

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Achieve Retail Trends with the Latest Inks

Thanks to ink manufacturers, these three prevalent fashion trends can easily be duplicated in your shop.

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